By Peter Shi T’16
On Thursday evening, Duke I&E hosted a three-part program designed to inform students, both undergraduate and graduate, about all that Duke has to offer to those interested in any and all aspects of entrepreneurship.
The evening began with a presentation on the summer programs Duke in Chicago and Duke in Silicon Valley, and a talk on Arts Entrepreneurship at Duke.
Emcee Rence Nemeh T’15, member of Duke University Improv (DUI), kicked off the presentation with a brief overview of the Duke in Chicago program which exposes students interested in the arts to concepts in innovation and entrepreneurship and teaches students how to apply these concepts as they pursue their passion in the arts. Matt Christensen E’02, CEO and Portfolio Manager for Rose Park Investments, spoke about the Duke in Silicon Valley program. Mr. Christensen teaches the course for Duke SV, which is centered around the power of disruptive innovations. John Supko, Hunt Family Assistant Professor of Music, talked about courses in arts entrepreneurship at Duke and then showcased software he developed that can endlessly generate original music.
After the presentations, Duke I&E sponsored the Entrepreneurship Fair where over 30 organizations hosted information tables. Representatives from student clubs, special programs, summer programs and local incubators spoke with the more than 200 students in attendance.
The Fair was followed by a BBQ on the portico of Gross Hall where students could relax and eat.